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Post-Recession US Employment through the Lens of a Non-Linear Okun's Law

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  • Menzie Chinn
  • Laurent Ferrara
  • Valérie Mignon

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Cet article étudie la relation entre l’emploi et le PIB aux Etats Unis. Nous distinguons entre composantes cyclique et permanente de l’emploi via l’estimation d’une loi d’Okun non linéaire basée sur un modèle à correction d’erreur à transition lisse tenant compte simultanément des relations de long terme entre l’emploi et le PIB et de l’instabilité de court terme liée au cycle économique. Nos résultats, basés sur des prévisions conditionnelles hors échantillon, montrent que, depuis la sortie de la récession de 2008-2009, l’emploi aux Etats Unis est, en moyenne, environ 1% au-dessous du niveau donné par la relation d’équilibre de long terme entre l’emploi et le PIB.

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  • Menzie Chinn & Laurent Ferrara & Valérie Mignon, 2013. "Post-Recession US Employment through the Lens of a Non-Linear Okun's Law," Working Papers 2013-13, CEPII research center.
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    Keywords

    Okun’s Law; Trend Employment; Non-Linear Modeling;
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    JEL classification:

    • E24 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics - - Consumption, Saving, Production, Employment, and Investment - - - Employment; Unemployment; Wages; Intergenerational Income Distribution; Aggregate Human Capital; Aggregate Labor Productivity
    • E32 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics - - Prices, Business Fluctuations, and Cycles - - - Business Fluctuations; Cycles
    • C22 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Single Equation Models; Single Variables - - - Time-Series Models; Dynamic Quantile Regressions; Dynamic Treatment Effect Models; Diffusion Processes

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